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GM says “no change” in status of Matt Holliday’s hand injury

Oct 4, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

Matt Holliday

Matt Holliday had his strained finger tendon examined further by hand specialists in St. Louis yesterday and general manager John Mozeliak said afterward that there’s “no change” in his status.

That means Holliday remains on the Cardinals’ roster, but is doubtful to start any of the remaining three games against the Phillies and may not even be able to pinch-hit like he did in Game 1.

What’s probably keeping the Cardinals from removing him from the roster and adding a replacement is that doing so now would also make Holliday ineligible for the NLCS if they get that far.

So for now they’ll continue to play with a 24- or perhaps 24.5-man roster and Allen Craig will continue to capably fill in for Holliday, who hit .296 with 22 homers and a .912 OPS in 124 games during the regular season.

  1. The Baseball Idiot - Oct 4, 2011 at 11:09 AM

    This is a good thing. LaRussa would only replace him with a pitcher, further prolonging the games.

  2. bravesman1983 - Oct 4, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Matt Holliday’s finger tendon is out to get Tony La Russa.

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